Eyebrows have been the centre of – and sometimes the victim of – all sorts of creative (not to mention bizarre) beauty trends throughout the years. From thin brows to bushy brows, feather brows to squiggly brows, magazines and beauty blogs are never short of ideas about what you should be doing with those furry things on your face.
One thing they NEVER instruct you to do however is to let your eyebrows meet, thereby forming the much lamented unibrow, but one woman is determined to prove that they’re nothing to be ashamed of. In fact, as you can see from the pictures below, Greek Cypriot student and model Sophia Hadjipanteli, who’s naturally a blonde, even dyes her unibrow black to emphasise it more. And with over 60k followers on Instagram, there’s no shortage of people subscribing to her #UnibrowMovement.
Sophia openly accepts that her look is not to everybody’s taste, and she understands that some people find it unattractive, but she isn’t concerned about what other people think of her. “I personally think my face looks better this way,” she said. “Others disagree, and that’s totally cool.”
“I have a unibrow because it is a preference,” she recently wrote on Instagram. “I’m who I am because I want to be this way. When you judge others for wearing makeup, dying their hair, altering parts of their body or inner self, JUST BECAUSE YOU DON’T, makes you just as toxic as a lot of societal norms and pressures we are constantly faced with. AT THE END OF THE DAY just do you cuz imma be doing me whether you like it or not.”
She recently posed as Frida Kahlo, the famous Mexican painter also known for her striking unibrow, after getting inundated with requests to dress up like the iconic artist. “I have always loved her and thought she was so beautiful. After doing that, I feel like I have labeled myself as someone who is embracing being myself and isn’t necessarily being natural, but instead just doing what I want.”
What do you think? Is it time to ditch the tweezers? Let us know in the comments below, and if you want to read about another young model who’s embracing her unique eyebrows then click here.
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